By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 14 Jan: The portals of the Adi Badri Shrine were opened on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, today, at 4 a.m. Acharya Sunil Khanduri held a Bhagwad Katha on the occasion. Pujari Chakradhar Thapliyal pointed out that the portals were opened in the Brahm Mahurat. Abhishek of the Deity was held at 10 a.m. by MLA Surendra Singh Negi. President of the Temple Committee Vijay Nawani said women would perform a ‘Sita Swyamvar’ and a district level Volleyball Tournament held at the Ramlila Maidan. Folk songs and dances would be performed under the aegis of the Bhuvaneshwari Mahila Ashram on 16 January. Schools would hold cultural programmes on 17 January. Narendra Chakar, Navin Bahuguna, Nanda Negi, Balwant Negi and Naresh Barmola would coordinate these events.